Portable Oil Analysis Lab Is Military Approved

by | Industry News, Lubricant Analysis


AMETEK Spectro Scientific offers a compact, rugged and portable oil analysis laboratory that has produced proven operational benefits for the US Military.

The FieldLab series provides particulate analysis enabling users to make fast maintenance decisions in the field. Results are available within minutes.

The US military field-trialed the FieldLab “M” series resulting in multi-year supply contracts with the US Marine Corps and a US Air Force contract for FieldLab 58MA.

The FieldLab recently became available for commercial sale and offers a quick and inexpensive method to gauge potential machine wear by determining the condition of the oil and the presence of metallic wear particles. By measuring oil condition via molecular and viscosity analysis, FieldLab enables customers to extend the service life of lubricants used in their applications, optimize labor resources, and minimize disposal costs and environmental impact.

Samples can be collected from machines such as gas-powered turbines, generators, diesel engines, gearboxes, pumps, and hydraulic systems and immediately tested onsite. The results are available within minutes, allowing potential customers to make near-immediate time- and cost-saving decisions.

User-friendly with minimal set-up time and no routine calibration required, FieldLab produces easy-to-understand results and diagnostics within minutes in eight languages. Comprehensive analysis is provided via an x-ray fluorescent system, Infrared grating spectrometer, and kinematic viscometer. The unique mobile system is battery-operated for instant oil analysis using the touch-panel controller.  FieldLab integrates with Spectro Scientific’s class-leading TruVu 360 expert system and data management software.

For more information about the FieldLab series – Portable Oil Lab, visit www.spectrosci.com/fieldlab.